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Holiday mood books

By Rosa von Paucker

If you can’t get enough of the summer heat and long days, dive into IRMA’s selection of summer books that not only put you into the mood but get you going and dreaming about all that summer is about.

The glamorous interiors of seaside living

THE SEASIDE HOUSE: LIVING ON THE WATER
Written by Nick Voulgaris III, Foreword by Martha Stewart, Photographed by Douglas Friedman
Rizzoli, Pub. Date: March 14, 2017

Don’t we all fantasize about living by the ocean, holding our ice-cold lemonade as we read a book in the summer heat? “The Seaside House: Living on the Water” presents insights into this beautiful life by the sea, showcasing the stunning photographed interiors, exteriors, gardens and patios of Tommy Hilfiger’s Pop art-inspired Miami house, Donna Karan’s Zen-like East Hampton retreat and many more beautiful getaways.

The sun is out and it’s time for Tiki cocktails! 

TIKI COCKTAILS: 200 SUPER SUMMERY DRINKS
Written by Dave Adams, illustrated by Heather Menzies
Smith Street Books, Pub. Date: April 18, 2017

Take a look inside the endearing retro illustrations of eighty tropical Tiki cocktails and get inspired for tonight’s summer cocktail evening as you watch the sunset and make your guests feel the Hawaiian beach vibes. The illustrations make perfect invitation cards for your next cocktail party.

A classic by Slim Aarons

SLIM AARONS: A PLACE IN THE SUN
Written by Christopher Sweet (editor) and Slim Aarons (photographer)
Abrams Books, Pub. Date: December 1, 2005

Since the 1940s, Slim Aarons has been a famous photographer, first picturing war, later the rich and famous. “A place in the sun” is a unique insight into the privileged life of those privileged few at sunny beaches in Monaco, great slopes in Aspen or chic homes at Palm Beach. Slim Aarons takes us on an inspiring journey around the world with great taste for design, interiors and scenery which are still today’s most wanted destinations.

Interior talent by Carlos Mota 

A TOUCH OF STYLE
Written by Carlos Mota
Assouline, Pub. Date: April 28, 2015

Carlos Mota, the man behind all the great photography in Architectural DigestElle Decor or Interior Design, is known for his great eye when it comes to interior designing. Whether it is furniture, textiles or some nicely chosen accessories, his living constellations will stay on your mind and bring great inspiration, especially when it comes to making an interior bloom.

 

A look at the beauty of Spain’s famous island Ibiza 

Artist Grillo Demo at his home, Villa Favorita. To the left is a ceramic portrait of the artist by Julian Schnabel. © Philippe Vogelenzang, taken from Ibiza Bohemia, Assouline

IBIZA BOHEMIA
Written by Renu Kashyap
Assouline, Pub. Date: June 1, 2017

Are you still looking for an energetic yet peaceful holiday destination? Whether it is Ibiza’s beautiful harbor night lights, the fancy tapas bars at the beach, or the hippie flair this island has to offer, this Balearic island presents an escape for anyone searching for a chic yet bohemian atmospheric holiday.

 

 

Following Sofia’s adventurous hideaways around the globe

© Alexandre de Betak
Kenya
Travels with Chufy, Confidential Destinations, Assouline

TRAVELS WITH CHUFY
Written by Sofía Sanchez de Betak
Assouline, Pub. Date: May 17, 2017

Influencer Sofia Sanchez de Betak takes us on a journey to adventurous retreats around the world leading to extraordinary memories in the world’s hidden jewels. These are destinations one only dreams about, from the great heat of Kenya to the ice-cold glaciers of Iceland where wildlife, amazing dishes and amazing sceneries await. This book immediately puts you into a travel mode.

 

 

 

Escape with Jeff Divine and surfing in the 1960’s 

SURFING PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE SEVENTIES TAKEN BY JEFF DIVINE
Written by Scott Hulet (author) and Jeff Divine (contributor)
T. Adler Books, Pub. Date: March 1, 2006

California: Jeff Divine, a teenager on the west coast, shows off his talent in photography as he showcases his fellow surfer friends surfing the vibrant waves of La Jolla, presenting the hippie surfing era of the 60s as viewers almost feel the salt in their mouths and sand on their feet themselves. From great ocean scenery to garage-made surfboards, this book is for the beach lovers who gets easily bored just taking a sunbath.

Rosa von Paucker is currently studying in Madrid where she contributes for IRMASWORLD with a passion for art and books.

Double spread from A TOUCH OF STYLE by Carlos Mota

IRMA travels the world, writes and illustrates the life she lives.

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